The Bride of Habaek

The Bride of Habaek (2017)

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When the narcissistic Water God Ha Baek visits earth in order to find a magical stone powerful enough to help him claim his throne, he seeks out the help of his servant and destined bride, psychiatrist So Ah, whose family is fated to serve the water god for generations. The problem is that she has no belief in the gods and initially mistakes him for a total lunatic suffering from delusions. Things read moreget even harder for Ha Baek, when the Wind God Bi Ryum, the Water Goddess Mu Ra, and a hotel CEO/Demi-God Hu Ye show up to complicate things and stop him from reaching his goal.

  • Native title:

    하백의 신부 2017
  • Also Known as:

    Habaekui Shinboo 2017; Bride of the Water God; Bride of Habaek 2017;

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Wondering what to watch next that has equal parts fantasy, romance and humor? Wanting something after Goblin, with hopefully less tears? I know I do, and so I’m watching: The Bride of Habaek.

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Ahjumma
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14 days ago
  • Overall 1.5
  • Story 4.0
  • Acting/Cast 1.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
If you are bored or a fan of pretty people not acting well, well this is the drama for you!

I adore NJH & Gong Myung. Thought Crystal couldn't act but she surprised me here. But SSK doesn't work in this drama. You can tell they casted people on name a lone and didn't bother to do chemistry reads.

This is a perfect of example of having great base work (the manhwa) read more and when you misdirect and miscast something. This really had potential to be great. Especially from the snippets we got before the show started. Stunning cinematography (aside from their powers) but this drama 10 episodes doesn't seem to be mounting up to much about anything. But leads have no chemistry at all and acting seems dry and very stiff.

Worth carrying on? Not for me. Checking out of the drama. Good luck!
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steph
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14 days ago
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I think the supporting characters kind of ruin this episode. I like the main actor/actress. I don't know why people think the main actress is annoying I think other actresses are more annoying in Korean dramas like the one in my love from the moon or goblin, (the main actress in goblin is so childish) couldn't stand them so I dropped those one. The reason I am dropping this one is because read more it's getting draggy and boring. I also like the music but it's not enough to make me stay. Maybe I'll watch it again in the future
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the main lead is from a fantasy world.
he also has superpowers
the plot is interesting
Recommended by Topokki
i believe it will be interesting to watch as there is a mix couple as in The Bride of Habaek. Though the fantasy character is a girl.
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    Lotus 4 hours ago - edited

    Who else ship So Ah and Hoo Ye? I find Habaek just immature and narsisstic. I watched the drama because of Nam Joo Hyuk, but I just couldn't like his character in the drama. Hoo Yee's character is much more mature and relatable.

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      Neyjour 2 hours ago

      From what I've seen in the comments, there's quite a few people (including me) on the Hoo Ye x So Ah ship. :)

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      KingLouie 2 hours ago

      Me too.. I find Habaek just immature and narcissistic..TBH He doesn't seem to be attracted to So Ah yet he says so..

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    changwookie 4 hours ago - edited

    In all honesty whenever So Ah and Habaek are together they are like immature hormonal teens with only feeling lust. All they do is get jealous or leave each other and the cycle repeats again. However when So Ah is with Hoo Ye, they both seem very mature and you can see they care for each other. So Ah is so much more mature yet still childish around him. Their chemistry click more that Habaek. Although we all know they wont end up with each other.

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    Brownie 10 hours ago

    Looks like this drama along with the actors/actresses will be bashed for YEARS to come. Oh well, can't please everyone. Episode 14 was definitely the first time I've pitied the CEO but only by a pinch of salt. His story was depressing and heartbreaking but I still don't like him. XD I've definitely warmed up to Bi Ryum though - a whole lot and that drivers license scene absolutely killed me I had to rewind a few times. lmao

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    Soumya 11 hours ago

    Probably the only good thing about this drama is its poster . I wish nam joo hyuk will choose better dramas in future.

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    MrFalkers 11 hours ago - edited

    8 episodes in and i can't understand all the negative comments about the 'acting'. Considering the story and where the characters are coming from the 'acting' the way i see it fits perfectly and is overall great so far.

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      Pinocchio 10 hours ago

      I'm enjoying this drama it's hilarious n has its serious moments people just like to compare it with other dramas so much

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      KingLouie 2 hours ago

      Comparing is wrong.no single drama is like the other..it should not be... i like it too..and wouldn't leave it for the world..but its also true that there are things "somethings " missing in it..or we just expected too much..

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    BeKaiLLe 17 hours ago

    I feel major disappointed by this drama. I feel like it has wasted my time. This drama is one of those dramas that will ruin an actors career for instance Nam Joo Hyuk. He is a rising star staring in a drama that is pointless. He is a god, i was expecting more action not this. SInce it was a tvn drama, i had high hopes. I was hoping for something like Goblin.

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    Doris Amoaning 20 hours ago

    Well in my point of view, the actors and actresses did very well. We should do well to remember that they don't write the script, neither do they develop the characters and neither do they direct the drama.
    They are as they are directed. I hard no problem with the main characters. The water god portrayed his character very well. Boyish in looks but arrogantly expect the world to fall at his feet. You don't expect someone like that to show his real feelings to the world, do you?
    It is as good as the goblin drama.
    My only worry is that the story is too large for the limited episodes. The female main character could also spend time at the water god's realm. That would be cool.
    But in all, nice piece and exquisite acting.

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    mstfydgrl08 23 hours ago - edited

    And now that the namlee breakup news is spreading, nam joo yuk management is hopeful that fans would somehow find the drama likeable. So sad there are fans who cant differentiate drama from real life.. The couple needs to breakup to salvage the rating of this drama... Sure, other fans would deny that they dont mind njy partnering with other actresses but with so much hate going to ssk side, what does the management think?

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      Pinocchio 14 hours ago - edited

      I just find those fans so annoying cause literally anything SSK post or do they're there all the time to cuss her out or something it's so immature of them like literally how would they feel if their idol was being bullied for no reason

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      Brownie 10 hours ago

      From what I've seen its very clear that they won't be happy until they do another drama together but there are still some sane fans. I, on the other hand couldn't care less about their private life but I have been enjoying watching SSK in the two dramas that I've watched. Poor girl even continued filming after losing her grandmother. Must've been hard for her.

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      Pinocchio 9 hours ago

      Her grandmother passed away recently n here's these crazy fans of LSK harassing n threatening her for no reason

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      KingLouie 2 hours ago

      We should be able to differentiate between real and drama..can't mix them..
      And people who like celebrities should respect their personal lives and like them whatever they are going through..

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    KingLouie 1 day ago - edited

    I am really annoyed.. The last scene of Episode 12, where So Ah is crying her heart out to see her love come back for her, while Habaek showing as its no big deal. This moment, for that i have been waiting in this drama to happen, should have been the perfect and most emotional one, which would have eliminated all misconception about their lack of chemistry,but very disappointing.. but TBH i don't feel anything, nothing at all..it didn't seem like they were waiting for each other so passionate..
    Is it Just me? or was i expecting too much of them..?

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      Samantha 22 hours ago - edited

      You probably expected too much. There are already lots of people saying since the beginning that the main couple has no chemistry whatsoever. They are just acting the script out like robots.. So it's no surprise at all...

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      BeKaiLLe 17 hours ago - edited

      same. His face looked bland. It disappointed me.

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      KingLouie 2 hours ago

      How can one not expect..it was NJY, but lets see ..if the ending makes up for it..

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    xcrystalstarx 2 days ago - edited
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      KingLouie 1 day ago

      Exactly my point..So Ah and HaBaek didn't feel intimate with each other, seems like Hoo Ye was heart broken for no reason at all as they don't seem to love each other as they should have to make a man like Hoo ye jealous and agitated..

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    Pinocchio 2 days ago - edited

    Somehow all the hate on SSK reminds me of all the namlee fans on Instagram that's always on SSK's page to hate on her like literally everything she's posts you'll see a namlee or LSK fan that post some pretty shitty things which is so annoying n shows how immature they are cause this is just an act but they're acting like its the end of the world

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      Pinocchio 1 day ago

      Ik people do say that but not the crazy fans on insta they literally say they hate her bc she's apparently trying to steal NJH n are telling her to die or how she's way uglier than their idol LSK which is so immature cause I'm pretty sure she's not trying to be with NJH at all

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      Rose 19 hours ago

      LOL funny (well kinda sad) LSK and NJH just broke up ToT

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      Pinocchio 14 hours ago - edited

      honestly Idrc cause it's their private life but it's gonna suck for SSK bc there's so many immature fans who are gonna blame her when she didn't do anything

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      Rose 6 hours ago

      yeah ive never seen weightlifting fairy so I don't have a connection between the two but it will suck for SSK :/

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      Pinocchio 5 hours ago

      I've seen WLFKBJ n honestly I'm one of the minorities bc the acting wasn't even that great, too cheesy n it was just funny watching the lead act as a weightlifter so I dropped it

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    Shala Hoang 2 days ago - edited

    the main character really ruins the drama for me..... I CANNOT STAND HER CRYING. everyone else is great. great acting except her.

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      ShannonKFleming 2 days ago

      Iit's the way it is written in the script and how the director is asking her to portray the Soah. Her tears and heaviness reveal the wounds she has incurred after being abandoned as a child by her father and later as an adult with her alcoholic mother....A lot of times we see leads who are more colorful and manic when dealing with past issues, but she's suppose to comes across as depressed and untrusting. It's not her acting, it's the part.

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      KingLouie 1 day ago

      She does sometimes cry for no reason..which is irritating, nut i like her..she is pretty complex character to deal with..

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    green_tokki 2 days ago - edited

    The Bride of Hoo Ye.... sigh. i wish that was the title.

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      Neyjour 2 days ago

      +1 to that. Or better yet...let it be the title of season 2. I would happily watch 16 (or more) episodes devoted entirely to romance/relationship and story/plot development between Hoo Ye and So Ah. Ah, well...we can only dream. *sigh*

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      KingLouie 1 day ago

      Me too. His love for So Ah is more deep than HaBaek..

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      Pinocchio 14 hours ago

      I wouldn't mind if she ended up with Hoo Ye he cares for her a lot

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    rheadoo 2 days ago - edited

    Always liked Im Joo Hwan's acting! Would be great to have a whole series with CEO Shin as the focus. Not saying that I don't appreciate Nam Joo Hyuk's visuals hahaha

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      KingLouie 1 day ago

      Me too..i think we viewers are writing our own story..where CEO Shin and So Ah would be love couple..and we will not be disappointed..

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      Bubu 20 hours ago

      despite my claims against NJH's character, Im Joo Hwan's character is more deeper and painful,so his acting must be more emotional,painful and deeper than others. So in my opinion, in this case we shouldn't compare their acting.

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    Meowtastic 3 days ago

    I usually go along with the story and fall in love with the protagonists however just like to many others this time the opposite happened. I am so rooting for CEO Shin... His life story is the most intriguing here and his acting captivated me, what I cannot say about the main couple and their boring on-and-off relationship with lots of drama and tears.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Jul 3, 2017 to Aug 22, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 1,523 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1161
  • Popularity:

    #77

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